Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun blackout

5 senses of blackout

Sense 1
blackout -- (a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting)
       => pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension -- (a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something)

Sense 2
blackout, brownout, dimout -- (darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft))
       => dark, darkness -- (absence of light or illumination)

Sense 3
blackout -- (the failure of electric power for a general region)
       => power outage, power failure -- (equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails; "the ice storm caused a power outage")

Sense 4
blackout -- (a momentary loss of consciousness)
       => unconsciousness -- (a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment)

Sense 5
amnesia, memory loss, blackout -- (partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening")
       => cognitive state, state of mind -- (the state of a person's cognitive processes)

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